surgeon who falls in love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time of the Russian invasion of I968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Unstnmg Heroes (PG) (Diane Keaton. US. 1995) Andie MacDowell. John Turturro. Nathan Watt. 95 mins. Set in the early 60$. Keaton's feature debut as director is shot in sentimentally faded tones and is peopled by off-beat eccentrics. MacDoweII is the Jewish wife who comes down with cancer. Turturro her emotionally useless husband. Watt the isolated kid who's confused by his mother's ‘secret‘ illness. but who finds solace with his wacky uncles. It's too goofy to really capture the underlying loneliness of life. Glasgow: GFT. I The Usual Suspects (18) (Bryan Singer. US. 1995) Gabriel Byme. Kevin Spacey. Stephen Baldwin. 106 mins. There’s a good sense of noir fatalism hanging over The Usual Suspects. which is guessing game cinema at its best. A perfectly matched team of crooks discover that their chance meeting wasn't so random after all: they're being used in an intricate vendetta by legendary gangster boss Keyser Sose. So stylish. it sends a tingle down the spine: but the ludicrous use of Pete Postletwaite's character almost undermines it all. Glasgow: GF'T. Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. I The Vanishing (15) (George Sluzier. Netherlands. 1988) Bernard Pierre Donnadieu. Gene Bervoets. Johanna Ter Steege. 106 mins. A young Dutch woman on holiday with her boyfriend in France disappears inexplicably. and her partner spends years of his life tracking her down. eventually to meet up with her mysterious abductor under the most nerve-shattering of circumstances. Meticulous in every department and with a truly chilling supn'se ending. Sluzier's film not only boasts the last decade's most convincing movie villian but is invested with a very affecting undercurrent of emotional vulnerability. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Vigorous “398808) 91 mins. A diverse programme. under the New Visions banner. which highlights why animation is one of the most popular forms of filtrunaking. The line up is: Chris Evans‘ The Fairy Tale. Joanne Simpson's Jabberwm'k)‘. Leeds Animation Workshop’s Alice In Wasteland. Simon Fildes' Missing The Point Completely. Scott llennessey's Ethaust Pipe Dream. Vicky West’s End Of The Line. Phil Mulloy's Laughing Moon. Dave and Rob Miller's Nose Job. Richard Wright's Heliacentrum. Daniel Bool's Lucy In Terracotta. Kayla Parker's As Yet Unseen. Rosehall Arts Group's Dangemus Game. Geoff Holder‘s Eden and Sara Downes' Winter Trees. Glasgow: GFT. I Viridiana (18) (Luis Bunuel. Spain/Mexico. 1961) Silvia Pinal. Francisco Rabal. Fernando Rey. Margarita Lozano. Teresa Rabal. 91 mins. A masterpiece of darkly comic brutality from the Spanish master of the surreal. Pinal stars as a Vin'diana. a golden-hearted nun who offers succour/to a community of beggars. but is ridiculed and cheated. With a superb visual elan. Bunuel satirises the ingratitude and barbarity of humanity: often verging on blasphemy. with the result that the film was inunediately banned in his home country. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The W (PG) (Jon Avnet. US. 1994) Kevin Costner. Elijah Wood. Mate Winningham. 125 mins. Since returning from the Vietnam War. Stephen (Costner) has struggled to keep down a job: meanwhile. his son and daughter light out their own battles during the summer of 1970 with the neighbouring white trash troupe. A wonderful family movie with strong liberal themes. The War really belongs to the kids rather than Costner. Wood's performance is easily one of the best by a child actor ever put on screen. See review. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: UCI. I The White Balloon (U) (Jafar Panahi. Iran. I995) Aida Mohammadkhani. Mohsen Kaftli. Fereshteh Sadr Orfani. 84 mins. A young girl goes to the market to buy a goldfish. but loses her money on the way. The material may be the most mundane of concerns. but this film. which unfolds in real time. is as nerve-wracking as any Hitchcock thriller. With its truth to detail. stylistic simplicity and wonderful depiction of innocence and purity. it reawakens faith in the medium of cinema. See preview. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Ther Poisoner's liantliook (18) (Benjamin Ross) Hugh O'Conor. Antony Sher. Charlotte Coleman. 105 mins. Adolescent bitterness and a schoolboy fascination with toxic substances become a lethal chemical cocktail when teenager Graham Young starts poisoning family and friends. Director Ross takes great risks with his material. but the tone is expertly rendered - there are moments of excruciating horror and nastiness. but they're complemented by a dark and disturbing comedy. Fife: Adam Smith.


WEEK DNE Friday 12—Thursday 18

Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [D] Indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop for the convenience of hearing aid users. Film listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CANNON Clarkston Road, Muirend. 637 2641. £2.80 (£2.20 before 5pm). Student: £2.20. Child/CAP £2.

1. Seven (18) 12.10pm (not Sat/Sun). 5.15pm. 8.20pm.

Babe (U) 12.50pm (Sat only). 3pm.

2. Showgirls (13) 1.40pm (not Sun). 5.40pm. 7.50pm.

3. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG) 1.15pm (not Sun). 3.50pm. 8.45pm.

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 3413 (24 hour info line: 0142 693 3413). Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. £4

1.15pm. 3.35pm. 6pm. 8.40pm.

Seven (18) 1.45pm. 5.20pm. 8.15pm. Babe (U) 1.30pm. 3.45pm. 6pm. Something To Talk About (15) 8.35pm.

g The War(12) 1.45pm. 5.15pm. 8.15pm.


The Mask (PG) Sat only. 10am. i I MGM PARKHEAD The Forge. Parkhead. E 556 4282 Access/Visa bookings. 0541

The American President (15) 1.45pm. 5.30pm. 8.20pm.

560562 24 hour information line. [D].

[E](.screens 1. 3 and 5). £4. 10 (£3 before

6pm Mon—Fri and 4pm Sat/Sun). Student: £3. Child/CAP: £2.60.

Showgirls (18) 12.30pm. 3.30pm. 6.40pm.

9.30pm 8.: late. Seven (18) 1pm. 3.45pm, 6.30pm. 9.20pm

&1ate. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG) ? 12.15pm. 1.20pm. 2.40pm. 3.40pm.

4.55pm. 6.20pm. 7.30pm. 9pm. 9.40pm. Babe (U) 1.30pm. 4pm. 6.45pm. 8.50pm (Mon-Thurs only).

Something To Talk About (15) noon.

; 6.50pm (not Tue). 9.10pm.

The Indian In The Cupboard (PG) 1.50pm (Sat/Sun only). 4.15pm.

The Santa Clause (U) 2.15pm. 4.35pm. Coldeneye(12) 1.15pm (not Sat/Sun). 6.35pm (not Sun). 9.25pm.

Pocahontas (U) Sat/Sun only. 11.25am.

Dangerous Minds (15) Sun only. 7pm.

The Usual Suspects (18) Tue only. I 6.50pm. Mighty Mophin Power Rangers (PG) Sat

(£3.25 before 5pm). Student/11840: £3.25. Child/GAP: 2.75 (£2.50 before 5pm). Superior seats (no concessions): £4.50 (£3.75 before 5pm). Advance booking on Access/Visa/Switch hotline: 333 9551 and at box office from 1 lam—7pm.

only. 10am. See also Glasgow Lates.


Rose Street. 332 8128. Cafe/bar open

.‘ 2—11pm (Sun: 5—1 1pm). All performances

. ,. momma [D]. [E] Matinees £3

Showgirls ( 18) 1.30pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm & late.

Babe (U) 11am (Sat only). 1.15pm. 3.45pm. 6pm (not Sun).

Seven (18) 1.45pm. 5.45pm. 8.45pm 62 late.

Coldeneye ( 12) 2.45pm. 5.45pm (not Sun). 8.45pm.

The Santa Clause (U) Sat/Sun only. 12.30pm.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG)

1 lam (Sat only). 1.30pm. 4pm. 6.30pm (not Wed). 9pm.

Braveheart (15) not Sun. 1.45pm (not Sat). 7.45pm.

The Indian In The Cupboard (PG) Sat/Sun only. 11.15am (Sat only). 1.30pm. 3.45pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. £3 (£2 before 6.30pm). Child/OAP £1.60. Sunday family shows. cinema 2: all seats £1.60. Seats can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box office open 11am—7pm. 1. Babe (U) Fri/Sat: 2pm. 4pm; Sun—Thurs: 1.30pm. 3.30pm.

Showgirls (18) Fri/Sat: 6.45pm. 9.30pm; Sun-Thurs: 5.25pm. 7.55pm.

2. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG) 2.05pm. 5.05pm. 8.05pm.

I MGM FILMCENTRE Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £4.30 (£3.20 before 5pm). Student/CAP: £3.10. Child: £2.80.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG)

(concessions £2). Evening shows £4 (concessions £3 except Sat evening). All double bills evening prices apply.

A Photographic Gallery of Film Until 8

Feb. A host of film personalities deck the walls of Cafe Cosmo this month. taken by

the official photographer of the 1995 : Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival. Chris | Blott. Sponsored by The List.


1. The Horseman On The Root (15) - 2.45pm. 5.30pm. 8.15pm.

2. Apocalypse Now (18) 2pm. 5pm. 8pm. SATURDAY 13

z 1. Some like It Hot (PG) 2pm. ' The Horseman On The R001 (15) 5.30pm. | 3. Babe (U) 1.30pm. 6pm.


2. Silences oi the Palace (15) 2.15pm with introductory talk.

Apocalypse Now ( 18 ) 5pm. 8pm. SUNDAY 14

; 1. The Horseman On The Boot (15) . 2.45pm. 8.15pm.

II Postino (U) 5.45pm. 2. Drphée (18 ) and la Testament

D’Orphee (18) 2pm.

Black is. . . Black Ain’t (18) 6pm.

Apocalypse Now ( 18 ) 9pm.


j 1. Unstrung Heroes (PG) 3pm. 8.45pm. The Horseman On The Roof ( 15) 6pm.

2. II Postino (U) 1.30pm. 8.30pm.

Apocalypse Now ( 18 ) 5.30pm. TUESDAY 16

3 1. Unstrung Heroes (PG) 1.30pm. 3.30pm. 6.15pm.

The Horseman On The Boot (15) 8.15pm.

i 2. Apocalypse Now (18) 3pm.

II Postino (U) 6pm. The Usual Suspects (18) 8.30pm.

WEDNESDAY 17 1. The Horseman On The Root (15)

1.30pm. 6pm.

Unstrung Heroes (PG) 8.45pm.

9 2. The Usual Suspects (18) 3pm. Apocalypse Now (18) 5.30pm.

‘2 IlPostino(U)8.30pm.


1. The Horseman On The Root (15) 2.45pm. 6pm.

Unstrung Heroes (PG) 8.45pm.

2. II Postlno (U) 3pm.

Vigorous Images (15) 6pm. Apocalypse Now ( 18) 8pm.


CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfteld Street. 332 3413

Fri 125:“ 13:

Showgirls (18) 11.30pm.

Seven (18) 11.45pm.

The Exorcist (18) 11.45pm.

The Usual Suspects (18 ) 11.45pm.

I MGM PARKHEAD The Forge. Parkhead 556 4282

Fri 12ISat 13:

Showgirls (18) 12.20am.

Seven (18) 12.05am.


I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. Bar. [D]. Cameo 1: £4.50 (concs £2.25); main evening perf £4.95 (no concs). Cameo 2 and 3: £4 (concs £2); main evening perf £4.25 (no concs). Late rep shows and Sun matinees: one film £3 (£2). two films £4 (3). Mon: All seats half price (no concs). Wed: First show in all screens £1 concs. Sunday afternoon perfs of Cameo 1 films are shown in Cameo 3.

1. The Horseman On The Root (15) 12.10pm. 3pm. 5.55pm. 8.45pm & late. Cyrano de Bergerac (U) and Le Detour de Martin Cuerre (15) Sun only. 1.30pm.

2. The White Balloon (U) 2.05pm. 4.30pm. 6.50pm. 9pm & late.

3. Four Rooms (18) 1.40pm (not Sun). 4.05pm (not Sun). 6.40pm. 9.10pm.

See also Edinburgh Lates.

I DOMINION Newbattle Terrace. 447 4771/2660. Restaurant. Bar. [D]. £3.70 (Child/Student/UB40/OAP Sun—Thurs: matinee £2.10; last show £2.50) Shows in brackets: £2.10. Pullman seats: £4.50/£4 (cinema 1). £3.80 (cinema 3).

1. Babe (U) 11.30am (Sat only). 2.30pm.

t The American President (15) (5.35pm).


2. Coldeneye (12) 2pm. (5pm). 8pm.

3. Something To Talk About (15) 2.20pm. 5.20pm. 8.20pm.

I MGM Lothian Road. 228 1638/229 3030. Bar. [D] cinemas 2 & 3. £4.10 (£2.60 before 6pm Mon-Fri). Student: £2.90. Child/GAP: £2.60. Pullman seats cinema 1: £4.80 (£3.60 before 6pm) (child £3).

1. Seven (18) 2.15pm. 5.10pm. 8pm.

2. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG) 1.15pm (not Sun). 3.30pm. 5.50pm. 8.35pm.

( Something To Talk About (15) 3.25pm.

8.20 m.

I ODEON Clerk Street. 667 7331/668 2101. Bar. [D] screens 1.2 and 3. Adults £4.50 (£3.75 for side seats screen I and front seats screens 2. 3. 4 & 5). £1 off all seats. first show. Mon-Fri. Child/OAP/ Student/U840 £1 off all shows except late night and final shows.

Seven (18) Fri/Sat: 2pm. 4.50pm. 7.55pm & late; Sun—Thurs: 12.10pm. 2.45pm. 5.30pm. 8.20pm.

Braveheart (15) Fri—Sun: 8.30pm; Mon—Thurs: 7.30pm.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (PG) Fri/Sat: 12.15pm. 2.25pm. 4.35pm. 6.45pm. 8.55pm; Sun—Thurs: noon. 1.55pm. 6.20pm (not Sun. Wed). 8.40pm. Babe (U) Fri/Sat: 12.15pm. 2.15pm. 4.30pm. 6.30pm. 8.35pm; Sun—Thurs: 1.10pm. 3.20pm. 6.10pm.

Showgirls (18) 2.35pm. 5.25pm. 8.15pm & late.

The Indian In The Cupboard (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1.10pm. 3.20pm.

The Swan Princess (U) Sat/Sun only. 12.10pm.

Co'deneye (12) 12.10pm. 2.30pm (not Fri/Sat). 5.10pm (not Sun).

Dangerous Minds (15) Sun only. 6.30pm. See also Edinburgh Lates.

I UCI Kinnaird Park. Kinnaird Road. 669 0777. Recorded information (24 hours) 669 0711. [D]. Access/Visa/Amex booking line: freephone 0990 888 990. 24 hours (service charge 30p per ticket). Box office open from 1 lam. £4 (£2.80 before 4pm). Child: £2.50.

32 The List 12-25 Jan 1996